Callistemon citrinus 'Jeffersii'

Jeffers Lemon Bottlebrush

Use these giant fast-growing evergreen shrubs as high hedges or screens, or train them as single-trunk trees. Their common name comes from their colorful bristle-like flowers that look like old-fashioned bottlebrushes. Blooms attract hummingbirds. Tolerate some frost and moderate drought at the expense of appearance, but are damaged or killed at 20º F or below. Stake young plants when training into a tree, prune to shape and thin crown. Watch for chlorosis in poor soils.
Callistemon citrinus, Jeffers Lemon Bottlebrush
Masses of bright reddish-purple flower spikes appear on arching branch tips several times in spring and summer, and fade to lavender. Its narrow, dark green leaves have a lemon scent if bruised. Woody seed capsules last for years. Also known as C. c. 'Violaceous'.

Attributes - Callistemon citrinus 'Jeffersii'

Plant Type: Shrub

Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Mid Summer

Flower Color: Purple, Red

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 4 ft. to 6 ft.

Width: 6 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 9, 10, 11

Notes: Low Maintenance, Poisonous. Susceptible to Scales.

Related Plants

Callistemon citrinus, Callistemon pallidus, Callistemon viminalis
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